CLASS 19 NOTES

CLASS 19 NOTES - CLASS 19 NOTES Essenes o Flavius Josephus o Philo o Pliny the elder Women and children in sect but didnt hold same status as men

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CLASS 19 NOTES 10/28/08 Essenes o Flavius Josephus o Philo o Pliny the elder Women and children in sect but didn’t hold same status as men The Halakhic Letter (4QMMT=4Q396) o Sadducees say: Pharisees declare pure the poured out liquid stream: Mishnah Tractate Yadayim 4:7 o Pharisees – impurity from cup can’t travel upstream (to water pitcher) o Essenes - does become impure o Matthew 12:1-7 Jesus didn’t think had to have ritual purity Essenes – apocalyptic sect (DDS describe views) o 40yr long war between good and evil o They were sons of light; everyone else sons of darkness o Believed everything is predetermined – no free will o Victory for sons of light o Usher in messianic era o 2 messiahs o Priestly messiah (from Aaron) Jesus – not an Essene o Are similarities Pooling of possessions Language (light vs. dark) Communal meals Both were apocalyptic sects o Differences Purity laws – strict for Essenes; Jesus, not so much
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course JWST 106 taught by Professor Jodimagness during the Fall '11 term at UNC.

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CLASS 19 NOTES - CLASS 19 NOTES Essenes o Flavius Josephus o Philo o Pliny the elder Women and children in sect but didnt hold same status as men

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